WELCOME TO PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL 2019 FALCON SUMMER CAMP

Palmer Trinity School invites boys and girls in Kindergarten and up in the greater Miami community to experience arts, academics, enrichment, and sports at our Falcon Summer Camp. Join our world-class faculty, staff, and summer camp specialists for a fun-filled and activity-based program for all ages.
 
Our 8-week camp will be held Monday - Friday beginning June 10, 2019.  Lunch will be provided daily for all participants. Early care and Aftercare are offered for your convenience from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for $10 per day or $25 per week. Registration Fees for Falcon Summer Camp is $25.00.

For registration questions, contact Mrs. Rodriguez, Director of Auxiliary Programs and Performing Arts Coordinator, at krrodriguez@palmertrinity.org.
 
We look forward to seeing you this Summer!

Program Dates

Week 1 (June 10 - 14, 2019)
Week 2 (June 17 - 21, 2019)
Week 3 (June 24 - 28, 2019)
Week 4* (July 1 - 3, 2019)
*Closed July 4th and 5th
Week 5 (July 8 - 12, 2019)
Week 6 (July 15 - 19, 2019)
Week 7 (July 22 - 26, 2019)
Week 8 (July 29 - August 2, 2019)
Falcon Summer Camp
Falcon Summer Camp hours vary from full-day camps (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) to half-day camps (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.). Summer Camp activities will include Field Trips, Water Activities, Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Movies, Outdoor Exploration, and Themed Events. Participant age groups include Primers (Kindergarten - 2nd grade), Juniors (3rd - 5th grade) and Teens (6th grade and up).

$200.00 per week / $100.00 per week for Half day camp (until April 15th)
$250.00 per week / $150.00 per week for Half day camp (after April 16th)


Additional Summer Camp
Additional Summer Camp hours vary from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Participant age groups vary by Individual camp.

Additional Summer Camp Fees
Individual camps will vary.

Additional Summer Camps

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  • The Art and Science of Baking

    Falcon Summer Camp instructor teaching campers about baking
    Cost - $200.00
    Material Cost - $100.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 3 (June 24th - 28th) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week 5 (July 8th - 12th) 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.; 
    6th grade and up
     
    The class is five days from 1-4 pm. Each day is designed around a specific baking genre, including an intro to specific skills and kitchen safety. Day one is cookies and frosting, day two is pan bars and candy coating, day three is pies and decorative pie crusts, day four is cupcakes, cake pops, and piping skills, and day five is five-layer filled cake with decorative frosting. Students will bake and taste creations in class and bring professional-looking finished products home to share with their families. The day five capstone project incorporates multiple skills learned during the week. The materials fee covers all edible and non-edible consumable materials, specialty items needed for advanced work (piping kit, etc.), and a recipe book that includes all of the creations made in class.
    *No components will include tree nuts, but the class will include dairy.
     
  • ASAP Basketball Conditioning Clinic

    boys and girls playing basketball in the PTS Gym during the Falcon Summer Camp Basketball Conditioning Clinic
    Cost - $175.00 (until April 14th), $200.00 (after April 15th) 
    Location: Gymnasium
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 
    Week 2 (June 17th - 21st) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week 6 (July 15th - 19th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 
    Week 7 (July 22nd - 26th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Week 8 (July 29th - August 2nd) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    4th grade - Participants will be in 2 groups (4th grade - 7th grade; 8th grade and up)

    This Basketball Clinic will be run by Andre Smith. Trainings are tailored to help players reach their full performance ability and potential through Play-Maker Enhancement Drills which focus on Fundamentals, ball handling, shooting mechanics, defensive principles, and conditioning. Coach Smith scored more than 1,100 points during his career at Miami Palmetto Senior High. He starred as a pro basketball player for over 10 years and was inducted into the UNC-Asheville Hall of Fame. He finished his career as UNC-Ashville’s 6th all-time leading scorer and 2nd all-time in steals and also led them to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. He played professionally in the NBA’s D-League, Lithuania (NKL All-Star), Mexico, Argentina (Liga-A import All-Star), Iranian Super League and captained the Jamaican National Team from 2006-2011.

    *Attending this Conditioning Clinic does not guarantee participants additional game-playing time, team positions, stats, etc. This program is open to the public and is designed for the participant to improve skills, develop as an athlete, and love the sport.
  • Creative Writing

    Falcon Summer Camp participants in a classroom doing school work
     
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 5 (July 8th - 12th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.;
    7th grade and up
     
    This course will focus on expressive writing in a variety of forms. Students will explore the following writing styles- slam poetry & prose, genre fiction, & nonfiction. Students will study writing samples from professional writers, as well as have student writers guide student progress in mini-workshops.  
     
  • Dance

    Falcons Summer Camp participants in the Palmer Trinity School Flex Studio during the Dance camp
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: PTS Dance Studio
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 
    4th grade - 12th grade
     
    Dance Classes are designed to expose dancers from the community to a variety of dance forms and teach proper skills for Hip Hop, Contemporary, Technique (Tricks, Conditioning, Flexibility), Theatrical Jazz/Tap, Improv/Self-Choreography, Classical Ballet, and Modern. 
    Required Attire: Comfortable dancewear. *Attire can be purchased at Dance Plus. They provide PTS dancers with a discount and are located at 8433 SW 132nd St Miami, FL, 33156. Their phone number is (305) 255-4367 and are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
     
  • Dance (Competitive Dance Week)

    Cost - $250.00
    Location: Dance Studio
    Dates - Week 8 (July 29th - August 2nd)
    6th grade and up (PTS students only)
     
    The Competitive Dance Camp during Week8 is designed to prepare participants for the opportunity to perform in community events, school-wide convocations, and recitals, and most importantly in regional dance competitions. Required Attire: Comfortable dancewear.
    *Attire can be purchased at Dance Plus. They provide PTS dancers with a discount and are located at 8433 SW 132nd St Miami, FL, 33156 (305) 255-4367 and are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
     
  • Deering Estate: S.E.A. Camp (Shore, Ecology, and Awareness)

    Falcon Summer Camp participants in kayaks in Biscayne Bay during the Deering Estate S.E.A. Program
    Cost - $375.00
    Location: Deering Estates Visitor Center (16701 SW 72 AVE Palmetto Bay, 33157)
    Dates - Week 3 (June 24th - 28th) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
    4th grade - 9th grade
     
    Palmer Trinity School has partnered with Deering Estate to provide this unique all-day camp to our community. Learn bay navigation and nautical skills, enjoy nature-based recreational sports with friends, and rediscover the outdoors while enhancing awareness of our community’s bay and coastal resources. This program takes place outdoors, on land and at sea, and participants will gain experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) careers, all while having fun.
     
    S.E.A. Camp will consist of THREE MODULES: Learning the Basics (Techniques and Equipment), Knowing the Bay Environment, and Exploring Biscayne Bay through the following activities:
    • Day 1: Orientation day including hiking around the 444-acres that makes up the eastern portion of the estate. There will also be a swim test, so please have swim attire and a change of clothes ready.
    • Day 2: Canoe Techniques and Cutler Creek Paddle. Fish Dissection.
    • Day 3: Kayak Techniques and FPL Canal Paddle. Squid Dissection.
    • Day 4: Seagrass Survey/Snorkeling. Animal Encounter.
    • Day 5: Paddle Boarding/Kayaking. Campfire and S'mores.
    • Plus, alternative activities (during inclement weather)
    Attire: Swimsuit, water-friendly shorts, and SPF 50 long sleeve dri-fit shirt, hat, sunscreen, and a dry change of clothes. Footwear: Sneakers, socks, and while in the water, students should ALWAYS have closed-toed water shoes on their feet. Sandals, flip-flops, and crocs are NOT allowed.
    THE DEERING ESTATE is a cultural and educational facility that features classes and programs for children and adults, teacher training, and research opportunities. With Charles Deering’s rich naval record and history of boating in Miami-Dade County, the Estate’s proximity to shallow bay waters, and with 444-acres that makes up the eastern portion of the estate, the Deering Estate at Cutler is an ideal location for this program.

    *Please Note: Deering Estate: S.E.A. Camp (Shore, Ecology, and Awareness) will need to report directly to the Deering Estates Visitor Center located at 16701 SW 72 AVE Palmetto Bay, 33157 (on Old Cutler Road)
     
     
  • Driver Education - Metro Driving School

    Cost - $525.00
    Location: New Classroom Building & Behind-the-wheel training on public roads
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th)
    Driver-Age students
     
    Metro Driving School is recognized statewide for its value and commitment to safety.  Our vehicles all newer models, dual controlled, and continually inspected to ensure they meet our standards of excellence.  Our instructors are experienced and go through a rigorous certification process to be licensed by the Florida Department of Highway Safety. Our goal is to provide your students with the best quality of instruction available to make them as safe as possible at the beginning of a lifelong driving experience. On completion of the class, each student receives a certificate of completion stating that they have completed six hours of behind the wheel training and a thirty-hour classroom course. This is the standard that most insurance companies will use to offer a premium reduction.  
     
    *Note that all students must possess a learners permit to take part in the driving portion which is in 2-hour blocks (by appointment).  All driving includes one hour behind the wheel, one-hour observation. Driving teams consist of two students and observation time is used towards the classroom credit portion.
     

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  • Fishing Camp

    Falcons Summer Camp Fishing camp participants standing outside Palmer Trinity School with the self-made fishing rods
    Cost - $200.00
    Material Cost - $50.00
    Location: Meeting in the Library (Various fishing locations)
    Dates - Week 5 (July 8th - 12th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Week 6 (July 15th - 19th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    4th grade - 9th grade
     
    This week-long camp will consist of fishing on a daily basis in pursuit of trophy fish in either freshwater at Bill Sadowski Park and/or inshore in the bay in the flats around the Deering Estate. Bring your own tackle or use one of ours! In addition to fishing, other topics including tackle, rigging of tackle, knot-tying, cast-netting, catch-and-release, local fishing regulations, native vs. exotics, and environmental stewardship are also covered. Beginning Fishing Pole and Rod building skills will also be covered.
     
  • Football Conditioning Clinic

    Players in football uniforms  outside on the Palmer Trinity School football field playing during the Falcons Summer Camp Football Conidtioning Clinic
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: PTS Football Field
    Dates - Week 3 (June 24th - 28th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    4th grade - 7th grade; 8th grade and up
     
    Football camp will be led by Palmer Trinity’s Head Varsity Football Coach, Mark Reese. This is ideal for any student wishing to advance their game, improve fundamental skills, advance their team concepts, and train in their individual positions. Throughout the camp, participants will get the opportunity to develop strength, speed, and agility in the weight room. This camp is highly recommended for current players in preparation for the upcoming season.

    *Attending this Conditioning Clinic does not guarantee participants additional game-playing time, team positions, stats, etc. This program is open to the public and is designed for the participant to improve skills, develop as an athlete, and love the sport.
     
  • Intro to Algebra I - Incoming 8th/9th Grade

    Teacher helping a Falcon Summer Camp participant with assignment in the classroom
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    8th grade - 9th grade
     
    This course is a review of the main topics in pre-algebra and an introduction to beginning algebra concepts. It is intended to prepare students entering an Algebra 1-type course. It will cover a range of topics including operations with integers, fractions, and decimals, solving basic algebraic equations, simplifying algebraic expressions, graphing simple linear functions, and general problem-solving. You will gain confidence in these skills as you prepare for the new school year.
     
  • Intro to English 6

    Falcon Summer Camp participants sitting at desks in a classroom working on assignment
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week  8 (July 29th - August 2nd) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     
    This week-long introductory course is designed to prepare students for English 6. There will be an emphasis on constructing clear, varied sentences and strong, coherent paragraphs both independent of and in response to text.
      
  • Intro to English 7/8

    Falcon Summer Camp participants sitting around a table listening to an instructor and working on assignemnts
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     
    This week-long intensive course is designed to prepare students for high school writing. There will be an emphasis on the fundamentals including grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, as well as essay forms that will be increasingly required in the upper school. This is a writing-focused course that will enable students to start high school with a foundation of coherent writing for a variety of purposes appropriate to their grade level.
     
  • Intro to Geometry - Incoming 8th - 10th Grade

    Falcon Summer Camp participants sitting around a desk working on an assignment together
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     
    This course is a review of basic algebra skills as well as an introduction to geometry concepts. Both of these topics are useful for preparing students who are entering a Geometry course. It will cover a range of topics including solving linear and quadratic equations, basic definitions and postulates regarding segments, rays, and distance, deductive reasoning, and introduction to proof writing. You will gain confidence in these skills as you prepare for the new school year.
     
  • Intro to Math 6

    Falcon Summer Camp participants sitting around a desk playing with flash cards during the Intro to Math 6 camp at Palmer Trinity School
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Week  8 (July 29th - August 2nd) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     
    This course is designed to strengthen the student’s basic math skills in order to prepare for a 6th-grade math curriculum. We will focus on number sense, decimals, fractions, percents, order of operations, and some general problem-solving. You will gain confidence in these skills as well as learn useful techniques as you prepare for your next math course.
     

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  • Intro to Pre-Algebra - Incoming 7th Grade

    Teacher helping students with their assignments
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week  8 (July 29th - August 2nd) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     
    This course is designed to strengthen student’s basic math skills in order to prepare for a 7th-grade pre-algebra math curriculum. We will focus on number sense, decimals, fractions, percents, order of operations, proportions, solving simple equations and inequalities, and some general problem-solving. You will gain confidence in these skills as well as learn useful techniques as you prepare for your next math course.
     
  • Intro to Upper School Writing

    Teacher helping a Falcon Summer Camp participant with assignment in the classroom
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     
    This week-long intensive course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of high school writing classes. There will be an emphasis on the fundamentals including grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and essay forms. This is a writing-focused course that will enable students to start high school with a foundation of coherent writing for a variety of purposes. 
     
  • Jumpstart Your Learning Power - Study Skills

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    Cost - $200.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 8 (July 29th - August 2nd) 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
    6th grade and up
     
    Ignite your learning potential with this course that is designed to help students prepare for the school year ahead by honing effective study strategies, organizational tools, critical thinking skills, and metacognitive practices.
     
  • Robotics

    Falcon Summer Camp participants working with robots they built in the Robotics Camp
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 2 (June 17th - 21st) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    6th grade and up
     
    Using Vex IQ robots, participants will build and then control their robots to complete a variety of challenges and competitions. Throughout the week, participants will earn points with a prize awarded at the end to the participant with the most points.
     
  • SAT English Preparation

    Cost - $300.00
    Location: New Classroom Building
    Dates - Week 2 (June 17th - 21st) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     
    The objective of the week-long course is to introduce the SAT exam and its format to students as well as prepare them for the variety of content and different ways that content is presented throughout the examination. The course will also teach students effective study and test-taking skills to use in everyday examination settings. Students who have never taken a PSAT or standardized test are highly encouraged to enroll.
     
  • Soccer Conditioning Clinic

    Falcon Summer Camp participants playing soccer on the Palmer Trinity School soccer field during the Soccer Conditioning Camp
    Cost - $225.00
    Location: PTS South Campus Soccer Fields
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 
    Week 2 (June 17th - 21st) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 
    Week 8 (July 29th - August 2nd) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    4th grade - 7th grade; 8th grade and up
     
    Come out and kick it with us to develop, polish, or simply just have fun with the game of soccer. Palmer Trinity's Head Soccer Coach, Eric Perri, will be implementing proper warm-up drills, team activities and fun soccer games. This clinic consists of group stretch and calisthenics movements, field training (solo drills/team drills), and creative game and competition. This is a great way for your child to build confidence and learn teamwork while improving their soccer skills.  

    *Attending this Conditioning Clinic does not guarantee participants additional game-playing time, team positions, stats, etc. This program is open to the public and is designed for the participant to improve skills, develop as an athlete, and love the sport.
     
  • Tennis Conditioning Clinic

    Falcon Summer Camp participant playing Tennis on the Palmer Trinity School Tennis courts during the Tennis Conditioning Clinic
     
    Cost - $180.00
    Location: Tennis Courts
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Week 2 (June 17th - 21st) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Week 7 (July 22nd - 26th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Week 8 (July 29th - August 2nd) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;

    4th grade - 7th grade; 8th grade and up
     
    This Tennis Camp will be run by Palmer Trinity's Tennis Coach, Decio Gomes. The camp will be tailored to help players improve their skills, strategy, and fitness playing tennis on the Palmer courts.  Players will be grouped in similar skill levels in order to develop each player to their best potential while enjoying the great game of tennis. Players will focus on forehand, backhand, overhead, and serving, along with strategy for playing singles and doubles tennis. Coach Decio has over 30 years of tennis coaching experience, coaching several high school teams as well as private coaching for both adults and children.
     
    *Attending this Conditioning Clinic does not guarantee participants additional game-playing time, team positions, stats, etc. This program is open to the public and is designed for the participant to improve skills, develop as an athlete, and love the sport. 

  • Volleyball Conditioning Clinic

    Falcons Summer Camp participants playing Volleyball on the Palmer Trinity School Gym during the Volleyball Conditioning Clinic
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: PTS Gymnasium
    Dates - Week 1 (June 10th - 14th) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 
    4th grade - 7th grade; 8th grade and up
     
    Palmer Trinity’s Volleyball Clinic will be led by Varsity Volleyball Coach William Gonzalez and it is intended for players of all skill levels. Players will have the chance to practice and improve, but will also be provided fun opportunities to compete in skills competitions and scrimmage games.

    *Attending this Conditioning Clinic does not guarantee participants additional game-playing time, team positions, stats, etc. This program is open to the public and is designed for the participant to improve skills, develop as an athlete, and love the sport. 
     

General Information

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  • Payment

    Payment is due in full at the time of registration and prior to the student participating in the camp or course. Payment can be made conveniently online by debit and credit card.
     
  • Cancellations and Refunds

    A refund will be granted for cancellations made via email 14 days prior to the first day of the start date ONLY. Tuition payments will be refunded on a prorated basis only if a camp or course is canceled by Palmer Trinity and an alternate offering is not available.
     
  • Safety

    A secure environment is the top priority of Palmer Trinity School. Any visitor on campus, including parents, must present a valid ID at the Security Guard Gate in the form of a Florida Driver's License. Palmer Trinity's excellent security team will be present at all times monitoring the campus throughout the day. Kindly adhere to the following Restrictions and Responsibility guidelines.
     
  • Restrictions and Responsibility

    Do not allow your child to bring toys, squirt guns, trading cards, weapons of any kind, or electronic devices (unless required for a course). No illegal drugs or alcohol are permitted on the premises. Label everything! We will provide a lost and found and any items not retrieved will be donated to charity at the end of the course. Palmer Trinity School is not responsible for any lost items. Parents and students are responsible for communicating any concerns or pick up/drop off changes in advance. Students will not be allowed to deter from their daily schedule unless a written request is presented in advance.
     
  • Daily Meeting Locations, Pick Up and Drop Off

    The participants will gather daily at the following locations and times:

    9:00 a.m. Morning drop off - Library
    12:00 p.m. Afternoon pick up and drop off - Main Dining Room
    4:00 p.m. Afternoon pick up - Library
    *Please Note: Deering Estate: S.E.A. Camp (Shore, Ecology, and Awareness) will need to report directly to the Deering Estates Visitor Center located at 16701 SW 72 AVE Palmetto Bay, 33157 (on Old Cutler Road)

    Any individual picking up a participant on campus, including parents, must present a valid ID at sign out in the form of a Florida Driver's License and must be authorized to pick up at the time of registration. If the participant will need to be picked up by anyone not listed, the responsibility lies on the parent to inform the Director of Auxiliary Programs in person or via email. Participants may sign themselves out if they are in 6th grade and up and have been authorized to sign themselves out at the time of registration.
     
  • Medical

    All participants must bring in a copy of their current Immunization forms. Palmer Trinity staff, as well as certified instructors, are certified in CPR/First Aid and the school is equipped with AED units. Water is provided throughout the campus during all course hours. Please bring a refillable water bottle. If your child needs to take medication during the course of the day, please adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Parents and/or Guardians must inform and meet with a Summer Camp staff member to fill out a Medical Authorization Form and Physical Evaluation form in person.
    • Medication must be brought by the Parents and/or Guardians and given to a Summer Camp staff member to be given to the Nurse’s office to be administered at specified times. Place the child's medication in the original medical container and in a Ziploc bag with their first and last name clearly marked with a permanent marker.
    • If you believe your child's medical condition requires additional consideration, please do not hesitate to contact Kristine Rodriguez, Director of Auxiliary Programs at krrodriguez@palmertrinity.org.
  • Communication

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Kristine Rodriguez at krrodriguez@palmertrinity.org.  
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